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Groundsel on waste ground


Individual plants


Flowerheads - unopen and open, and seed clock


Flowerheads with black pointed bracts 

Hairy flower stems and flowers with stigmas

Close-up of florets

Flowerheads with developing pappi

Seed clock with some remaining florets

Seed heads with downward turning bracts


A mature clock with  seeds plus pappi and an empty

flower head with turned down bracts

Seed with pappus of simple hairs

Pinnately-lobed, lower leaves

Single leaf clasping the stem

 Angular, slightly hairy and succulent stem

Cottony, twisted, raggedly-pinnate, upper leaf